Sex offender who fled Vancouver halfway house arrested in Quebec


UPDATED FEB. 19, 2019

Joseph Davis, the convicted sex offender wanted on a Canada-wide warrant after walking away from a Vancouver halfway house, made it all the way to Quebec before police caught up with him.

UPDATED FEB. 14, 2019

Authorities in Vancouver are continuing to ask for the public’s help in locating fourth-time federal offender who did not return to his halfway house Monday night.

Joseph Davis, 47, is currently serving a four-year sentence for sexual assault.

Joseph Davis (Photo courtesy Vancouver Police)

Vancouver Police say Davis has been on release under a long-term supervision order, however he missed curfew Monday night, and a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Davis is white, 5’8 tall, weighs 178 pounds with short blond hair, blue eyes, and numerous tattoos on his arms. He was last seen wearing a black rain jacket, blue jeans, work boots and carrying a small backpack.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Vancouver Police re-issued a plea for assistance in locating the felon, who remains on the run, possibly eastward in a just-obtained vehicle.

Police have learned that Davis has purchased a grey, 2001 Mercedes ML320, which may have B.C. license plates HB7 41S. Authorities believe that he may be travelling in the Mercedes and may be headed to Winnipeg.

Police believe Davis may be driving a grey 2011 Mercedes like this one, heading east to Winnipeg (Photo courtesy VPD)

Police ask that you please call 9-1-1 immediately if you see Joseph Davis and/or the Mercedes, or if you have any information about his whereabouts.

With files from Jessica Kerr/Vancouver Courier